Martina Čufar Potard: Steely-fingered mom
Country: Slovenija
Director: Martina Čufar Potard
Category: Lectures

Martina Čufar Potard has been climbing for twenty-eight years ‒ almost three quarters of her life. In 2007 she gave a lecture at the first mountain film festival focusing on her seventeen years on the competition circuit, which included an overall world cup win. When she stopped competing she traveled to USA (Yosemite, Indian Creek) and Mexico (El Gigante), she’s visited numerous warm crags in the south of France and Spain during winters, and she also went to Chamonix, where she’s been living since 2009 together with husband Nicolas and their two children. With two young boys to take care of, she of course travels less these days, but her passion for climbing remains undiminished and she’s managed to climb her second 8c route a couple of months ago. Her talk will take the audience to the cracks and trad climbing of the USA, the perfect granite above Chamonix, and the overhanging tufas of Verdon. She’ll shed some light on being a climbing mom and infect everyone with her love of the rock. Beware, there is no antidote.

Cankarjev dom, Kosovel hall, Thursday, 23. 2., at 20:00